At the beginning of June, the British government will present a draft law to enforce the British EU membership (Brexit).
As a direct antecedent of Downing Street’s announcement on Tuesday evening, an unexpected personal meeting was held between Theresa May Conservative Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the largest opposition force, Labor Party.
A spokesman for May’s office said after a meeting that ended late in the evening that the purpose of the meeting was to make the Prime Minister’s commitment to completing the negotiations with the Workers’ Party and to implement the decision on the referendum on British EU membership.
To this end, the government will present a draft law to enact the exit agreement in the week beginning on 3 June. This is essential if the UK wants to leave the European Union before the summer parliamentary break, said Downing Street spokesman on Tuesday evening.
He called Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn a useful and constructive discussion. He added that talks between the government and the Labor Party will continue on Wednesday at officials level, in order to create a stable majority in the lower house to enact the exit agreement to ensure that the UK can quickly exit the EU.
The announcement is practically a straightforward reference to the end of June as the closing date for a series of negotiations with the Workers’ Party launched by the British Government.
The House of Commons has refused the agreement reached with the European Union last November on the terms and conditions of Brexit three times.
Theresa May then announced at the beginning of last month that, in order to unblock the Brexit process, he was ready to work with the leader of the Labor Party to draw up a plan for Britain to leave the EU in an orderly manner.
However, there is no news that the negotiating rounds so far have led to substantial progress on the issues at stake.
Sir Keir Starmer, Brexit Minister of Labor Labor Minister, Labor Chief Negotiating Head, has already made it clear at the beginning of a series of negotiations with the conservative government that the Labor Party is only willing to accept a referendum on whether voters approve Brexit’s conditionality .
The Labor Party also considers it essential to establish a permanent customs union relationship with the EU for the post-Brexit period.
The conservative government has so far rigidly rejected both options.
The Prime Minister of Theresa May is under severe pressure from the Conservative Party’s hard-line Brexit camp not to enter into any compromise with the Labor Party under which the UK would remain in the customs union with the EU. Most recently, in a joint letter to the head of government this Tuesday, 13 conservative representatives who had previously held government positions.
The British EU membership would have been abolished on 29 March on the basis of the original timetable, but following a series of refusals by the Lower House of the Brexit Agreement, Theresa May initiated twice the postponement.
On the basis of the decision of the extraordinary EU summit on 10 April, the current delay may last until 31 October, subject, however, to the need for Britain to take part in next week’s European elections.
The UK EP vote will be held next Thursday.
However, David Lidington, head of the cabinet office of the British government, who in this position is a deputy to Theresa May, said on BBC television that the government is doubling its efforts so that Brexit will not be late after the EP elections and “ideally” the elected British MEPs will no longer have to occupy their seats in the European Parliament.